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York Cat Trail

34 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England
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Great afternoon

We did this on a bank holiday Monday and it was great. It took us about 2 hours without stopping... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
Great fun

We didn't really have to time to get them all but what a fun way to see the city. We found the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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34 Shambles, York YO1 7LX, England

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We did this on a bank holiday Monday and it was great. It took us about 2 hours without stopping. We got the map which was easy enough to follow. There was only 1 or 2 cats we couldn't find. We'll definitely do this again...More

1  Thank sllmac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't really have to time to get them all but what a fun way to see the city. We found the first one by accident in The Shambles picked up a leaflet and went from there. We got just over half so we have...More

1  Thank PhilB505
Reviewed 14 April 2017

completing the cat trail was a great way to explore some of the city. some cats were a little tricky to find but added to the fun. would be great activity thats free to keep children occupied too

2  Thank lizcollop
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

There are 22 cats to see on the trail covering the middle of York. You download a map from the web site to enable you to locate each of the cats. The cats are all located at a height on the walls or on the...More

4  Thank Y2457EGrobertc
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We picked up a brochure on arrival in York on the Cat Trail. We did not get to do it all, but had a lot of fun with my daughter finding a lot of them. They say it was started to keep rodents off the...More

3  Thank Magg06
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Myself and My girlfriend found out about the trail from the leaflet rack at our excellent hotel The Watergate Inn which we can't recommend highly enough. We completed the Cat Trail in an hour and a half and thoroughly enjoyed our adventure as it took...More

3  Thank william g
Reviewed 20 February 2017

can not think of a better way to spend half a day in York then this, pure fun from start to finish, and it takes you to parts of the city you might not have thought to go to and the best bite is its...More

2  Thank alchermist
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

As someone who's York born and bred I'd wanted to do this Trail for a long time. I eventually persuaded my 16 year old daughter to accompany me and we had such a special day. On a crisp Saturday morning in late November we started...More

4  Thank SarahWills68
Reviewed 13 November 2016

We completed the Lucky Cat trail on our first day in York and it was a great way to get your bearings and to see parts of York you may not have been to before. It also makes you look up and appreciate to architecture....More

1  Thank Lucy L
Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you like cats, this is for you. Hidden above eye level around York are small cat statues. Pick up a free map at York Glass in the Shambles and wander around looking for the cats. This is a fun way to explore York.

1  Thank Steve S
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Does anyone know the approx. length of the trail? We're wondering how long to allow. Sounds a lovely way to enjoy York. Thanks, Val S.
12 August 2016|
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Response from Sunderlandcat | Reviewed this property |
I think it largely depends on the number and ages of the children you're with, and how busy York is. You can easily just do some of the clues, we spent a good 30 minutes following the trail, did some shopping and found... More
Peter e
Nice to see such a popular tour not costing anything a great big high five to all involved in this tour!
30 December 2015|
Response from Jon G |
Thank you for the kind comment. As one of the people who put the original tour together over ten years ago, it's really lovely to see that the tour and Cats in York website lives on after having to move away from York and... More
Can one get a pamphlet about the tour ...or a download?
15 August 2015|
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Response from YvonnePage | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can pick up a leaflet from either the inside or outside of the shop Have fun